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We have compiled a listing of books authored by all of our participating Festival Writers who have attended over the past six years, and added those writers who are participating for the first time in 2019.

Whether you are looking for a gift for someone or gift for yourself, we hope that you find this index helpful for the pleasure of reading creative, provocative and progressive works by our talented alumni.




Nancy Agabian

Me as Her Again: True Stories of an Armenian Daughter - Memoir

Princess Freak  - Poetry / Performance Collection

Keisha-Gaye Anderson

Everything Is Necessary - Poerty

Gathering The Waters - Poerty

E. J. Antonio

Rituals In The Marrow: Recipe for a Jam Session  - Poetry w/Jazz CD

Photo Courtesy of Rachel Eliza Griffiths

LaShonda Katrice Barnett

Jam On The Vine - Historical Fiction


Stay With Me: A Novel - Fiction

The Heiress of Water: A Novel -  Fiction

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Sandra Rodriguez Barron

Stay With Me: A Novel

The Heiress of Water: A Novel

Photo Courtesy Erin Bell

Elana Bell

Eyes, Stones: Poems

Nancy K. Bereano

Editor and Publisher of the award-winning Firebrand Books for sixteen years and publishing over 80 major titles by distinguished Lesbian Writers.

 Photo Courtesy of Jill Posner

Tara Betts

Arc & Hue   - Poetry

Break The Habit   - Poetry

Elana Bell

Eyes, Stones: Poems

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Remica L. Bingham-Risher

Conversation   - Poetry

Starlight & Error   - Poetry

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What We Ask of Flesh   - Poetry

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Mermer Blakeslee

A Conversation With Fear - Non-fiction

When You Live By A River - Historical Fiction

Photo Courtesy of Rose Mackiewicz

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Cheryl Boyce-Taylor

Arrival - Poetry

Convincing The Body - Poetry

Photo Courtesy of Peter Dressel

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Blanche McCrary Boyd

Terminal Velocity - Fiction

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The Redneck Way of Knowledge: Down-Home Tales - Fiction

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The Revolution of Little Girls - Fiction

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Tomb of the Unknown Racist: A Novel

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Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond

Powder Necklace: A Novel

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Photo Courtesy of Essie Brew-Hammond

Breena Clarke

Angels Make Their Hope Here - Fiction

River, Cross My Heart - Fiction

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Photo Courtesy of Ann E Chapman

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Stand The Storm - Fiction

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Cheryl Clarke

After Mecca: Black Women and the Black Arts Movement - Non-fiction

By My Precise Haircut - Poetry

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Living As A Lesbian  - Poetry

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G.R.I.T.S. - Girls Raised In The South: An Anthology of Southern Queer Womyns' Voices and Their Allies -

     by Poet On Watch (Editor),

            Amber N. Williams (Editor),
Cheryl Clarke (Introduction)

               Jaki Shelton Green (Foreword)
                  and Pamela Sneed (Afterword

Living As A Lesbian  - Poetry

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Photo Courtesy of Nivea Castro



The Days of Good Looks - Prose & Poetry

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Esther Cohen

Book Doctor: A Novel

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Breakfast With Allen Ginsberg - Poetry

Don’t Mind Me: And Other Jewish Lies - Stories

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God Is a Tree and Other Middle-Aged Prayers - Poetry

No Charge for Looking: A Novel

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Unseen America: Photos & Stories by Workers - Non-fiction

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Blanche Wiesen Cook

Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 1:           The Early Years, 1884-1933    - History

Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 2:           The Defining Years, 1933-1938  - History

Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3:          

The War Years and After, 1939-1962   - History

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The Declassified Eisenhower   - History

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Simona David

Art In The Catskills, Third Edition: The Definitive Guide to the Catskills' Rich Cultural Life - Non-fiction

How Art Is Made In The Catskills  - Non=fiction

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Self-Publishing and Book Marketing - Non-fiction

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Alexis De Veaux

An Enchanted Hair Tale - Children's Book

Warrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde - Non-fiction

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Yabo - Fiction

Lynn Domina

Corporal Works - Poetry

Framed In Silence - Poetry

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r. erica doyle

Proxy - Poetry

Kathy Engel

Banana - Children's Book

Ruth’s Skirts - Poetry

The Kitchen  - Non-fiction

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We Begin Here: Poems for Palestine and Lebanon

 - Kamal Boullata (Editor), Kathy Engel (Editor)

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Wind Dancer: A storm in the Pacific. Survival. Conquering fear. A sailing story based on true events. 

- Non-fiction

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Julie R. Enszer

Avowed - Poetry


Handmade Lover - Poetry

Homesteading: Essays on life, death, sex, and liberation   - Essays     

Lilith’s Demons - Poetry

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​Milk and Honey: A Celebration of Jewish Lesbian Poetry

– Julie R. Enszer (Editor)

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Sinister Wisdom - Poetry


The Complete Works of Pat Parker  – Julie R. Enszer (Editor)

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Margot Farrington

Flares and Fathoms - Poetry

Rising and Falling - Poetry

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Scanning For Tigers - Poetry

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Annie Finch

A Formal Feeling Comes: Poems in Form by Contemporary Women 

- Annie Finch (Editor)

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Photo Courtesy of Helen Peppe Photography

A Poet's Ear: A Handbook of Meter and Form 

Among the Goddesses: An Epic Libretto in Seven Dreams   - Poetry  

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Spells: New and Selected Poems

An Exaltation of Forms: Contemporary Poets Celebrate the Diversity of Their Art  

 – Annie Finch (Editor) & Kathrine Lore Varnes (Editor   


Eve - Poetry

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The Body of Poetry: Essays on Women, Form, and the Poetic Self 

- Essays and Memoir  

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Ifeona Fulani

Archipelagos of Sound: Transnational Caribbeanities, Women and Music

    Ifeona Fulani (Editor & Contributor) - Cultural Anthology

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Seasons of Dust - A Novel

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Ten Days in Jamaica - Short Stories

Maria Mazziotti Gillan

All That Lies Between Us - Poetry / Memoirs

The Girls In The Chartreuse Jackets

- Poetry     

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The Silence In An Empty House

- Poetry   

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Photo Courtesy of Joe Costa

What Blooms in Winter

- Poetry

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Writing Poetry To Save Your Life: How To Find The Courage To

           Tell Your Stories

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Diane Gilliam

Dreadful Wind & Rain - Lyrical Narrative

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Kettle Bottom

- Poetry

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One of Everything - Poetry

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Jewelle Gomez

Don't Explain: Short Fiction - Short Stories

Forty-Three Septembers

- Essays    

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Oral Tradtion: Selected Poems Old & New

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The Gilda Stories: A Novel

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The Gilda Stories - 25th Anniversay (Exp


Expanded  25th Anniversary


Rachel Elza Griffiths

Miracle Arrhythmia   - Poetry

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Mule & Pear  

- Poetry  

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The Requited Distance: Poems

Alexis Pauline Gumbs

M Archive: After the End of the World   - Poetry

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Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines

– Alexis Pauline Gumbs (Editor)

                     China Martens (Editor),
                                  Mai'a Williams (Editor), Loretta J. Ross (Preface)

- Anthology / Essays   

Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity - Poetry

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Marya Hornbacher

Madness: A Bipolar Life - Memoir


Sane: Mental Illness, Addiction, and the 12 Steps - Non-fiction

The Center of Winter: A Novel

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Waiting: A Nonbeliever's Higher Power - Spiritual Non-fiction


Photo Courtesy of Mark Trockman

Wasted Updated Edition: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia (P.S.)

- Memoir

Ginnah Howard

Rope & Bone: A Novel In Stories -Book 1 of Trilogy

- Fiction     

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Photo Courtesy of Rose Mackiewicz

Night Navigation: A Novel - Book 2 of Trilogy

- Fiction    

Doing Time Outside:  A Novel

                                            - Book 3 of Trilogy 

- Fiction    

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I’m Sick of This Already: At-Risk Learning in a High School Class

- Non-fiction        

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JP Howard

Say / Mirror - Poetry

Photo Courtesy of Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Sonya Huber

Cover Me: A Health Insurance Memoir - Non-fiction

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Pain Woman Takes Your Keys, and Other Essays from a Nervous System  - Essays

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Mary Johnson

Unquenchable Thirst - Memior

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Tayari Jones

An American Marriage: A Novel - Fiction

Leaving Atlanta: A Novel -  Fiction

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Silver Sparrow: A Novel -  Fiction

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Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa

Daughters Of The Stone: A Novel  – Fiction

Photo Courtesy of Richard Stokes

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Linda Lowen

Chicken Soup For The Soul: Volunteering and Giving Back

       Amy Newmark (Editor)  Linda Lowen (Contributor) - Non-fiction

Hopeful Grateful Strong - Linda Lowen (Editor)

- Cancer Survivor Stories

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Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox

Joanne C. Bamberger  (Editor),  Linda Lowen (Contributor) - Non-fiction

Chicken Soup for the Soul - Volunteering
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Dara Lurie

Great Space of Desire: Writing for Personal Evolution - Non-fiction

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Marilyn McCabe

Glass Factory - Poetry

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Perpetual Motion  - Poetry

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Marianela Medrano

La palabra rebelada/revelada: el poder de contarnos

(The Word Rebelled / Revealed: The power to tell us)

   [Text is in Spanish] 

Compiled by Marianela Medrano and Miriam Mejía. - Writers Anthology

Rooting: Selected Poems [Bilingual] - Poetry

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Ellen Meeropol

House Arrest: A Novel

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Photo Courtesy of Danielle Tait

Kinship of Clover: A Novel

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On Hurricane Island: A Novel

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Yesenia Montilla

The Pink Box - Poetry

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Photo Courtesy of Ana Leiva

Kamilah Aisha Moon

She Has A Name - Poetry

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Starshine and Clay - Poetry

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Anne Nelson

Red Orchestra: The Story of the Berlin Underground and the Circle of Friends Who Resisted Hitler - Non-fiction

Photo Courtesy of Jimmy Ryan

Suzanne's Children: A Daring Rescue in Nazi Paris

- Non-fiction     

The Guys: A Play

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Stephanie Nikolopoulos

​Burning Furiously Beautiful: The True Story of Jack Kerouac's "On the Road"

(w/ Paul Maher Jr.)                       - Non Fiction

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Elisabeth Nonas

A Room Full of Women  - Fiction

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City of Friends: A Portrait of the Gay and Lesbian Community in America

- Non-fiction  

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For Keeps: A Novel  - Fiction

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Story Workout: Exercises to Help You Connect to the Stories You Want to Tell

- Writing    

Staying Home

- Fiction

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Cynthia Dewi Oka

Nomad of Salt and Hard Water   - Poetry

Salvage: Poems  

Photo Courtesy of Cathie Berrey-Green

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Chinelo Okparanta

Happiness, Like Water - Fiction

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Photo Courtesy of Kelechi Okere

Under the Udala Trees - Fiction

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Bessy Reyna

Memorias de la Amante Infiel /  Memoirs of the Unfaithful Lover 

- Poetry               

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English and

Spanish Edition

The Battlefield of Your Body 

- Poetry  

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English and

Spanish Edition

Bertha Rogers

Beowulf: Letterpress / Limited Edition  

                  - Bertha Rogers (Translator & Illustrator)   - Poetry               

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Even the Hemlock: Poems, Illuminations, Reliquaries

Heart Turned Back  - Poetry  


Like Light: 25 Years of Poetry & Prose by Bright Hill Poets & Writers - Bertha Rogers (Editor & Contributor)  - Anthology

Suddenly There Were Leaves

  - Bertha Rogers (Editor & Contributor)

- Poetry & Prose Anthology

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Kat Rosenfield

Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone - Fiction


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Sophfronia Scott

All I Need To Get By - Fiction

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Photo Courtesy of Chia Messina

Love’s Long Line: 21st Century Essays

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Unforgivable Love: A Retelling of "Dangerous Liaisons"  - Fiction